Six-Month Utilization of Psychotherapy by Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms.

This study documents low rates of psychotherapy use and few visits. Current efforts to increase psychotherapy access are discussed. PMID: 24481984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research

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Authors: Aloisi G, Zucchelli A, Aloisi B, Romanelli G, Marengoni A Abstract In patients with heart failure (HF), depression is common and associated with adverse outcomes such as reduced adherence to treatment, poor quality of life, increased hospitalizations and elevated mortality. Despite these adverse impacts, depression remain underdiagnosed in HF patients. We performed a target review of the literature to identify the association between HF and depression, to examine the mechanisms that link these two conditions and to identify instruments for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of depression in HF patients. D...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common, often debilitating mental health condition that occurs in some people who have experienced trauma. It can have a negative impact on mood, mimicking depression, and is characterized by petrifying episodes in which affected people re-experience trauma. New research suggests psychotherapy may provide a long-lasting reduction of distressing symptoms. Over the course of a lifetime, many people directly experience or witness trauma, such as sexual assault, violence, or natural disasters. Experts estimate that 10% to 20% of these people will experience acute (short-term) PTSD. So...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Mental Health Source Type: blogs
 It seems like every day there is another mass shooting in the news: Newtown, Parkland, Odessa, Dayton. And most of these news reports allude to the shooter having mental illness. But is this true? Common wisdom holds that someone must be mentally ill to do such a thing. But is it really that simple? Join us for a nuanced discussion with Dr. John Grohol, the founder of PsychCentral.com, as he explains how media bias and slanted reporting have contributed to the myths and misunderstandings of who is violent in America. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW Guest information for ‘Mass Shootings and Mental Illness’ Podca...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology The Psych Central Show Violence and Aggression Source Type: blogs
Could more rigorous efforts on the part of physicians and health systems to encourage people to exercise lower the population-wide burden of mental illness?In aneditorial inJAMA Psychiatry, the author of a study published last year showing that even relatively modest regular exercise has significant beneficial effects on an individual ’s mental health said that including exercise in the treatment of mental illness could improve rates of recovery and reduce illness burden.“[C]linical psychiatry has an ever-increasing need for strategies to reduce the population burden of mental illness,” wrote Adam Chekrou...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adam Chekroud barriers to exercise exercise and public mental health JAMA Psychiatry Ph.D. population mental health Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Psychotherapy Self-Help Success & Achievement Treatment Source Type: blogs
Authors: Neurohr S, Willner H Abstract Chances of Psychotherapeutic Interventions and Stabilization with Unaccompanied Minor Refugees During Clearing Procedure and During the Transition Phase to Youth Welfare In the present clinical report, the experiences with psychotherapeutic crisis intervention for unaccompanied refugee minors in an initial reception and clearing office in Berlin, which have been financed since December 2016 by the association Spatz e. V. from the St Joseph hospital in Berlin-Tempelhof, is reflected. The financing offer results due to the developments in 2015 - a year with an above-average incr...
Source: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie - Category: Child Development Tags: Prax Kinderpsychol Kinderpsychiatr Source Type: research
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In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Psychiatric Practice - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Articles Source Type: research
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